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kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 06:46 PM
VOTING IS OVER!
We have 10 matches through to the final poll, which will be made later today.

I want to hear what people's choice for the best match of the century would be. Therefore, I have made this system:



Everyone gets to list as many matches as they want.
I am going to list (almost) every match you guys suggest.
Everyone gets two votes.
You cannot vote two times for the same match.
A match needs five votes to make it to the final poll.
The first ten matches that get five votes will make it to the final poll.

So just suggest matches and don't remember to vote for two of the matches! Enjoy. :wavey:


List of the best matches of the century

2005 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7 - 5 VOTES

2007 YEC Final; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3 - 5 VOTES

2000 US Open Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5 - 5 VOTES

2000 Wimbledon Quarterfinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 6-3 4-6 6-4 - 4 VOTES

2003 US Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) - 5 VOTES

2007 Wimbledon Semifinal; Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1 - 0 VOTES

2007 Toronto R64; Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5 - 0 VOTES

2008 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2001 Australian Open Quarterfinal; Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6 - 5 VOTES

2007 US Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Venus Williams 7-6(2) 6-4 - 5 VOTES

2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 - 5 VOTES

2006 Eastbourne Final; Justine Henin def. Anastasia Myskina 4-6 6-1 7-6(5) - 1 VOTE

2005 Australian Open Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 - 5 VOTES

2008 Miami Final; Serena Williams def. Jelena Jankovic 6-1 5-7 6-3 - 2 VOTES

2005 YEC Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 - 3 VOTES

2004 US Open Semifinal; Elena Dementieva def. Jennifer Capriati 6-0 2-6 7-6(5) - 5 VOTES

2003 Australian Open R16; Justine Henin def. Lindsay Davenport 7-5 5-7 9-7 - 0 VOTES

2003 Dubai Final; Justine Henin def. Monica Seles 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 - 0 VOTES

2006 Australian Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 - 0 VOTES

2004 San Diego Semifinal; Anastasia Myskina def. Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-7(7) 7-6(15) - 2 VOTES

2005 YEC Semifinal; Mary Pierce def. Lindsay Davenport 7-6(5) 7-6(6) - 1 VOTE

2002 San Diego Quarterfinal; Jelena Dokic def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-2 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2007 Australian Open R128; Maria Sharapova def. Camille Pin 6-3 4-6 9-7 - 1 VOTE

2000 French Open Quarterfinal; Mary Pierce def. Monica Seles 4-6 6-3 6-4 - 0 VOTES

2000 French Open Semifinal; Mary Pierce def. Martina Hingis 6-4 5-7 6-2 - 0 VOTES

2004 Wimbledon Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Amélie Mauresmo 6-7(4) 7-5 6-4 - 3 VOTES

2002 French Open Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 3-6 7-6(2) 6-2 - 1 VOTE

2002 YEC Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2007 Sydney Final; Kim Clijsters def. Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2001 French Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Kim Clijsters 1-6 6-3 12-10 - 2 VOTES

2006 Miami Semifinal; Maria Sharapova def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret. - 5 VOTES

2006 Wimbledon Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Justine Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4 - 3 VOTES

2002 Miami Quarterfinal; Monica Seles def. Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-3 6-3 - 0 VOTES

2001 Los Angeles Quarterfinal; Monica Seles def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 7-6(2) - 0 VOTES

2001 Toronto Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Monica Seles 7-5 7-6(5) - 0 VOTES

2007 Miami Final; Serena Williams def. Justine Henin 06 7-5 6-3 - 2 VOTES

2007 Australian Open Quarterfinal; Serena Williams def. Shahar Peer 3-6 6-2 8-6 - 1 VOTE

2002 Miami Semifinal; Jennifer Capriati def. Monica Seles 4-6 6-3 7-6(4) - 2 VOTES

2005 Wimbledon Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Maria Sharapova 7-6(2) 6-1 - 2 VOTES

2007 Australian Open Final; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-2 - 3 VOTES

2000 Fed Cup R1; Jelena Dokic def. Anna Kournikova 6-7(3) 7-5 6-3 - 0 VOTES

2002 San Diego Semifinal; Jelena Dokic def. Anna Kournikova 6-7(6) 7-6(2) 6-0 - 0 VOTES

2004 Berlin Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Karolina Sprem 2-6 6-3 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2004 Wimbledon R64; Karolina Sprem def. Venus Williams 7-6(5) 7-6(6) - 0 VOTES

2004 Charleston R16; Petra Mandula def. Jennifer Capriati 7-6(3) 3-6 7-5 - 1 VOTE

2002 San Diego Quarterfinal; Jelena Dokic def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-2 6-4 - 1 VOTE

2006 Australian Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 - 1 VOTE




BOLD MATCHES: They have 5 votes and are through to the final poll.

debopero
Jul 17th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6,7-6,9-7- Wimbledon


:p

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6,7-6,9-7- Wimbledon


:p

Wimbledon 05, right?

Listed. :yeah:

Adal
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Beginning of the century, as 2000 or 2001?

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Beginning of the century, as 2000 or 2001?

2000. :)

DA FOREHAND
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Wimbledon 05, right?

Listed. :yeah:

ditto...and it should be listed at the very top.

Ksenia.
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Venus Williams d. Lindsay Davenport Wimbledon 2005
Justine Henin d. Maria Sharapova YEC 2007

i'll write more if I remember :lol:

vadin124
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:09 PM
i only have matches post Wimby 05 since I never really followed tennis before that...

Wimbledon 2005 Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7...the match that got me addicted to tennis!

YEC 2007 Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3...unbelievable match that kept me on the edge of my seat

Wimbledon 2007 Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1...i almost cummed i was that happy Maid Marion won this match...most satisfying moment of my tennis-watching career

Toronto 2007 Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5...full of drama, all what i want in a tennis watch!

Wimbledon 2008 Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4...i was praying for this classic match to go to 3 sets, it was a stunner

Dodoboy.
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Wimbledon 2005 final Vee v Lindsay

US Open 2000 SF Vee v Hingis

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Updated.

Linds vs Venus is a classic. :)

Adal
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Martina Hingis - Venus Williams Wimbledon 2000 QF
Jennifer Capriati - Justine Henin USO 2003 SF

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:14 PM
i only have matches post Wimby 05 since I never really followed tennis before that...

Wimbledon 2005 Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7...the match that got me addicted to tennis!

YEC 2007 Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3...unbelievable match that kept me on the edge of my seat

Wimbledon 2007 Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1...i almost cummed i was that happy Maid Marion won this match...most satisfying moment of my tennis-watching career

Toronto 2007 Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5...full of drama, all what i want in a tennis watch!

Wimbledon 2008 Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4...i was praying for this classic match to go to 3 sets, it was a stunner

Which two do you want to vote for? :)

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:14 PM
I think it was posted, but Hingis vs Venus in Us Open 2000 semis :drool:

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:15 PM
And I vote for this one and the Wimby 05 final :wavey:

Equipped
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:15 PM
2005 Wimbledon Final: V. Williams def. Davenport
2003 US Open Semifinal: Henin def. Capriati
2005 YEC Final: Mauresmo def. Pierce

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport - Wimbledon 2005 Final
Venus Williams vs. Martina Hingis - US Open 2000 Semifinal

vadin124
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Which two do you want to vote for? :)

the first 2 ;)

supergrunt
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Venus-Hingis 2000 US Open Semifinal
And of course Venus vs. Lindsay in the 2005 Wimbledon Final

young_gunner913
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 2005 Wimbledon Final :drool::hearts::bowdown:

Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 2000 U.S Open Semi-final :worship:

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:25 PM
2005 Wimbledon Final: V. Williams def. Davenport
2003 US Open Semifinal: Henin def. Capriati
2005 YEC Final: Mauresmo def. Pierce

Which two do you want to vote for? :)

LudwigDvorak
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:29 PM
Williams def. Davenport Wimbledon '05 F

Williams def. Hingis Wimbledon '00 QF

Honorary mention to Dementieva def. Capriati US Open '04 SF.

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:29 PM
Updated. :)

'05 Wimbledon final has enough votes, no need to vote for it anymore.

DA FOREHAND
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:31 PM
i only have matches post Wimby 05 since I never really followed tennis before that...

Wimbledon 2005 Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7...the match that got me addicted to tennis!

YEC 2007 Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3...unbelievable match that kept me on the edge of my seat

Wimbledon 2007 Marion Bartoli def. Justine Henin 1-6 7-5 6-1...i almost cummed i was that happy Maid Marion won this match...most satisfying moment of my tennis-watching career

Toronto 2007 Dinara Safina def. Camille Pin 7-6 3-6 7-5...full of drama, all what i want in a tennis watch!

Wimbledon 2008 Venus Williams def. Serena Williams 7-5 6-4...i was praying for this classic match to go to 3 sets, it was a stunner

do you have the 07 Wimby semi on tape/dvd?

DA FOREHAND
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Henin def Sharapova 07 YEc

Lucas
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Australian Open '01 Quarterfinal: M.Hingis def. S.Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6
U.S. Open '07 Semifinal: J. Henin def. V.Williams 7-6, 6-4

*hingis_forever*
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Australian Open 2001 QF: M. Hingis d. S. Williams 62 36 86
Australian Open 2002 F: J. Capriati d. M. Hingis 46 76 62

vadin124
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:37 PM
do you have the 07 Wimby semi on tape/dvd?

i don't...but the whole match is on youtube

spencercarlos
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:37 PM
2000 US Open Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5
2003 US Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6(4)

Dawson.
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Henin def. Myskina - Eastbourne 2006 (Final)- 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)
V. Williams def. Davenport - Wimbledon 2005 (Final) - 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7

shap_half
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:42 PM
USO 03 SF: Henin d. Capriati
USO 07 SF: Henin d. Williams

shap_half
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Henin def. Myskina - Eastbourne 2006 (Final)- 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)


Hmmm yum! That was a really good one also. No doubt, our very last glimpse at the good tennis Nastya was able to produce.

kiwifan
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6,7-6,9-7- Wimbledon


:p

Wimbledon 05, right?

Listed. :yeah:

That's the one I would vote for, I was in New Zealand for that, up at some un-G-dly hour. :angel:

Unfortunately I'm the kind of guy who enjoys matches when Serena destroys the opposition as opposed to overcoming the odds to win the final set in a tiebreaker. When she beat Maria in the Aussie Final, that's probably my favorite tennis match. :lol:

vadin124
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:51 PM
vote for Safina vs. Pin and recieve v-cach and good-rep...it was such a good match, so underrated

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Keep the votes coming, guys. :yeah:

The 2000 USO SF between Hingis and Venus is also through to the final poll.

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:53 PM
vote for Safina vs. Pin and recieve v-cach and good-rep...it was such a good match, so underrated

:lol:

It was indeed a good match.

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport

LudwigDvorak
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Updated. :)

'05 Wimbledon final has enough votes, no need to vote for it anymore.

Then that's voting for second and third best. Let people vote for it, I say. But this is your poll. :)

Dodoboy.
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Basically from what i read if your list doesn't have Venus in it you are a Schmuck!

And rightly so!

Aaron.
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Where is 05 Australian Open semi Serena Williams def Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6

slydevil6142
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:00 PM
I hate justine but that match again Jennifer was one of the best Ive EVER seen.

Dodoboy.
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:00 PM
USO 03 SF: Henin d. Capriati
USO 07 SF: Henin d. Williams

All this match needed was ONE MORE set to make it a CLASSIC match! I knew it could have been easily and still is but imagine a third set :drool:

Backhand_stille
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Miami 08 final
USO 06 first semis :rolleyes: but true....Justin show whay she was be N.o.1 long,long time.... :D

HenryMag.
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Final YEC 05 - Mauresmo def. Pierce 57 76 64
SF USO 04 - Dementieva def Capriati 60 26 76 (The 1st set and the 3rd set are simply amazing :drool:)

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Then that's voting for second and third best. Let people vote for it, I say. But this is your poll. :)

Not sure if I understand what you mean? :shrug:

My thought was that I was going to make a poll with the 10 matches that get 5 votes - a real poll this time, so I don't have to update the list all the time. :p

LudwigDvorak
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Not sure if I understand what you mean? :shrug:

My thought was that I was going to make a poll with the 10 matches that get 5 votes - a real poll this time, so I don't have to update the list all the time. :p

Oh, okay. Thanks for clarifying. :yeah:

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Oh, okay. Thanks for clarifying. :yeah:

You're welcome. :yeah:

shap_half
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Where is 05 Australian Open semi Serena Williams def Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6

Another good one. That was probably the one match where I thoroughly enjoyed all of Serena's on-court behavior.

the 06 SF between JH and MS was realy good also.
03 4R between JH and Lindsay ANOTHER EXCELLENT ONE!!!!!!
03 Dubai final between JH and Monica Seles where I believe JH saved an MP

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Another good one. That was probably the one match where I thoroughly enjoyed all of Serena's on-court behavior.

the 06 SF between JH and MS was realy good also.
03 4R between JH and Lindsay ANOTHER EXCELLENT ONE!!!!!!
03 Dubai final between JH and Monica Seles where I believe JH saved an MP

You've had your 2 votes, but I'll list those too. :)

Uhmn, do you mean the 06 YEC SF between Justine and Maria?

shap_half
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:15 PM
All this match needed was ONE MORE set to make it a CLASSIC match! I knew it could have been easily and still is but imagine a third set :drool:

Indeed. That first set was so tremendous in emotion and shot making...and while the second set wasn't quite as good, still very very dramatic and see-sawing.

shap_half
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:15 PM
You've had your 2 votes, but I'll list those too. :)

Uhmn, do you mean the 06 YEC SF between Justine and Maria?

I meant the AO SF in '06.

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:18 PM
I meant the AO SF in '06.

Oh, yeah, forgot that one. Thanks. :yeah:

Havok
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:22 PM
AO 2001 QF Hingis def. S. Williams
RG 2000 QF Pierce def. Seles
RG 2000 SF Pierce def. Hingis
San Diego 2002 QF Dokic def. Capriati
USO 03 SF Henin def. Capriati
YEC 05 Mauresmo def. Pierce

That's it for now. No need to mention those already receiving 5 votes.:p

darkangel23
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:23 PM
San Diego 2004 SF: Anastasia Myskina def. Vera Zvonareva 6:2, 6:7(7), 7:6(15)

TennisPlayingFox
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:23 PM
2007 Us Open semi: Justine Henin def Venus Williams 7-6, 6-4
2005 YEC Semi: Mary Pierce def Lindsay Davenport 7-6, 7-6

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:23 PM
AO 2001 QF Hingis def. S. Williams
RG 2000 QF Pierce def. Seles
RG 2000 SF Pierce def. Hingis
San Diego 2002 QF Dokic def. Capriati
USO 03 SF Henin def. Capriati
YEC 05 Mauresmo def. Pierce

That's it for now. No need to mention those already receiving 5 votes.:p

Good ones. Which two do you want to vote for? :)

Havok
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Oh I alsmot forgot the match between Myskina and Zvonareva. I believe it was San Diego 04 semis. Incredible match! Just to remind people if they want to vote for this one.;)

Havok
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Good ones. Which two do you want to vote for? :)
Ack you're killing me!

Ok If I have to only vote for 2, I'd go with Hingis def. Serena AO 01, as well as Dokic def. Capriati San Diego 02.

Slutiana
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Don't laugh but for me, anyway. It was pretty amazing seeing Pin come back from 5-0 down against Sharapova so i'm gonna nominate and vote for (can i do that?) AO 1r 07 - Camille Pin vs Maria Sharapova.

And then vote for Venus vs Henin 07. It was really tough to choose between the Wimbledon final this year and the USO SF but I think the comeback from Venus was great and there were much more rallies and even though the Winner-UE ratios were AMAZING in the Wimbledon match, I dno there were just more stunning shots at the USO. The two rallies that come to mind is that classic 27 shot one and the one where Justine curled it around Venus after she hit a great first Volley. I think I have to post the highlights for the 4302973492890348th time just to refresh your memories. If that match had gone to 3 sets it would have been SO CLOSE and would have definatly been sitting next to the 05 Wimbledon final right now but I think that there was a hell of a lot of twists and turns for a 2-setter.Venus came back 3 times in that match. From 3-5 15-40 down, then from 3-0 down in the second and then 3-5 in the third but just ran out of gas in the end. Amazing match and even when Venus was losing I couldn't help but think *Wow*.

sebbe
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:31 PM
YEC 05 Mauresmo def. Pierce

starin
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Venus Williams Queen of Wimbledon def. Davenport Wimbledon Final 2005

Serena def. Sharapova AO 2005.

:worship:

ohh and shout out to Sharapova def. Venus Miami 2007 :drool: such high quality stuff and amazing serving.

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Don't laugh but for me, anyway. It was pretty amazing seeing Pin come back from 5-0 down against Sharapova so i'm gonna nominate and vote for (can i do that?) AO 1r 07 - Camille Pin vs Maria Sharapova.

Of course you can. :)

USO 2007 SF between Justine and Venus also made it to the final poll.

Jojo_
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:37 PM
2003 US Open Semifinal Justine Henin def. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6(4)

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:39 PM
And 2003 USO SF between Justine and Jennifer also made it to the final poll. :) We have 4 matches through now.

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Keep the votes coming, guys.

Craig.
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Justine Henin d. Maria Sharapova - 2007 YEC Final
Venus Williams d. Lindsay Davenport - 2005 Wimbledon Final

shap_half
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:56 PM
I'm surprised at how many people find the 07 YEC final to be that great. Sooo many errors.

Craig.
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I'm surprised at how many people find the 07 YEC final to be that great. Sooo many errors.

Drama, tension. That's what also makes a great match. Longevity as well.

mat2002
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:09 PM
WIMBLEDON 2004 SF S. Williams bt. A. Mauresmo 67(4) 75 64
FRENCH OPEN 2002 SF S. Williams bt. J. Capriati 36 76(2) 62

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Updated. :)

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:40 PM
YEC SF 2002 - S. Williams def. Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4

vw.
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:49 PM
05 Wimbledon final (Venus and Linds)
03 US Open Semifinal (JCap and JH)

Robert-KimClijst
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Kim Clijsters vs. Jelena Jankovic Sydney 2007 Final
46 76(1) 64 for Clijsters

Jennifer Capriati vs. Kim Clijsters Roland Garros 2001 Final
16 63 12-10 for Capriati

Sorry, I'm biased. :p

Viktymise
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:56 PM
All the matches I was going to mention are already through to the final poll.

I guess I'll give another nomination to the Dementieva - Capriati USO SF 04. Craziest match I have ever seen, and the 3rd set had some rediculous rallies.

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM
05 Wimbledon final (Venus and Linds)
03 US Open Semifinal (JCap and JH)

Both matches are through to the final poll. You may want to vote for two other matches?

Kim Clijsters vs. Jelena Jankovic Sydney 2007 Final
46 76(1) 64 for Clijsters

Jennifer Capriati vs. Kim Clijsters Roland Garros 2001 Final
16 63 12-10 for Capriati

Sorry, I'm biased. :p

Haha, nooo, not at all. :p I'm surprised no one mentioned the Sydney final before!

frenchie
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Myskina/Zvonareva

The drama and quality of tennis were great in the third set (17/15!!!!!!)

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Updated. :)

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Golovin d. Kuznetsova Toronto 2007
Kuznetsova d. Chakvetadze USO 2007
Sharapova d. Venus Miami 2007
Dementieva d. Petrova Wimbledon 2008
Sharapova d. Rodina FO 2008

Honorable mention:Vaidisova d. Mauresmo Wimbledon 2007

kinseh
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Golovin d. Kuznetsova Toronto 2007
Kuznetsova d. Chakvetadze USO 2007
Sharapova d. Venus Miami 2007
Dementieva d. Petrova Wimbledon 2008
Sharapova d. Rodina FO 2008

Which two do you want to vote for?
I'll list them tomorrow, way too tired right now. :o

I'm off for tonight. Keep the votes coming. I'll update the list tomorrow. Good night. :wavey:

Equipped
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Which two do you want to vote for? :)

Why would I list more than I can vote for?

I don't think I completely understand how you're doing this.

-VSR-
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:53 PM
2005 Wimbledon final.

-VSR-
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:55 PM
and 2000 US Open QF between Venus and Hingis

slamchamp
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:01 PM
justine masha 2007 yec:p ..yeah I'm always biased:rolleyes:

RenaSlam.
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM
2005 Wimbledon Final VWilliams/Davenport + 2003 USO SF Capriati/Henin-Hardenne

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:05 PM
WIMBLEDON 2004 SF S. Williams bt. A. Mauresmo 67(4) 75 64
FRENCH OPEN 2002 SF S. Williams bt. J. Capriati 36 76(2) 62

YEC SF 2002 - S. Williams def. Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4

Brilliant choices guys ;)

Danči Dementia
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Wimbly 05 and RG 2001

and USO semi 2004 :sobbing:

Mikey.
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:14 PM
2007 US Open Semifinal; Justine Henin def. Venus Williams 7-6(2) 6-4

Dav.
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:20 PM
As a fan for nearly ten years, I can easily say that the 2006 Miami SF between Sharapova and Golovin was the best tennis match I've ever seen. The comeback from 6-3, 5-1 was spectacular and the quality was unmatched throughout, particularly at 6-3, 5-3 when Tati saved those four match points. Each one was a very long and entertaining rally. I've never seen an American crowd get so into a tennis match before and the drama was great (Sharapova getting booed multiple times for various things). Tati also made a third set comeback from 4-2 down and sprained her ankle on a breakpoint for 4-4. It left me speachless and I've heard the same from many who have watched it, tennis fans or not. BTW, the final score was 6-3, 6-7(5), 4-3, ret.

As a second choice, I'll pick Venus/Lindsay Wimbledon 2005.

mr_burns
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:26 PM
myvote: Lindsay vs Venus Wimbledon 05
Wimbledon 06 Momo vs Henin

others: clijsters seles in miami is not in the list and the great matches serana an monica had in toronto and LA I think it was 02

Jose.
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:32 PM
My votes go to:

2005 Wimbledon Final
2008 Miami Final

FrenchY52
Jul 17th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Sharapova def Golovin Miami 2006

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Serena d. Amelie 2004 Wimbly SF
Venus d. Lindsay 2005 Wimbly F

stevos
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:14 AM
The two matches that will always stay in my mind, no matter how good or high quality they were, for this century, are...

2005 Wimbledon Final: Venus def. Lindsay

2005 Australian Open Semifinal: Serena def. Maria

My two votes.

Brooklyn90
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:17 AM
2005 Wimbledon Final Lindsay vs. Venus (Best quality match)
2003 Us Open Semifinal Justine vs. Capriati (Best drama match)

Renalicious
Jul 18th, 2008, 03:05 AM
My votes go to...

1. Serena Williams def. Justine Henin (Miami Final 2007) 0-6, 7-5, 6-3

and

2. Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova (Australian Open Semifinal 2005) 2-6, 7-5, 8-6

danieln1
Jul 18th, 2008, 03:28 AM
2001 Australian Open Quarterfinal; Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6
2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2
2005 YEC Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4

supergrunt
Jul 18th, 2008, 03:35 AM
Wimbledon 2005!

kwilliams
Jul 18th, 2008, 03:46 AM
My favourite (Wimbledon final 2005) has already got the votes it needed so I would vote for this!

2005 Australian Open Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 - 2 VOTES

I love the AO 2007 final too though, despite the scoreline I think it was a very compelling and dramatic match to watch...it had some really good tennis too. It was a different kind of drama.

The Miami 2007 final was great too!

And also the QF between Venus and JJ at last year's USO.

Shakira4000
Jul 18th, 2008, 03:48 AM
2004 Wimbledon Semifinal - Serena vs. Amelie :drool:

TheFifthAvocado
Jul 18th, 2008, 03:50 AM
I've only been really watching tennis since 2006 but I'll vote for:

Sharapova d. Golovin Miami 06
Serena d. Peer Aussie 07 (I thought it was really good quality :shrug:)

Max565
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:47 AM
2001 Australian Open QF: Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams
2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:48 AM
2005 Australian Open Semifinal: Serena def. Maria

RJWCapriati
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:55 AM
2002 Miami SF

(1) J. Capriati defs (5) M. Seles

4-6, 6-3, 7-6

olivero
Jul 18th, 2008, 07:32 AM
2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2
2001 French Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Kim Clijsters 1-6 6-3 12-10

lavigne41
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:00 AM
2007 YEC Final; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3 is definately the best one I've seen, shame Maria didn't win. :(

Sharapowerr
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:17 AM
2001 FO F J Capriati def K Clijsters 1-6 6-3 12-10
2006 AO SF S Williams def M Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 ( Maria wasted her chances:()
2007 YEC F J Henin def M Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3

2008 AO QF M Sharapova def J Henin 6-4 6-0 ( most exiting for me) but my vote goes the top 3

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Why would I list more than I can vote for?

I don't think I completely understand how you're doing this.

You can only vote for two matches, but if you think some matches APART FROM the ones you voted for deserve to be on list, you can list them and others can vote for them. ;)

I'll update the list now.

Hardiansf
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Venus def Sharapova 2005 Wimbledon SF
Serena def Sharapova 2007 AO F

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:48 AM
2005 Wimbledon Final VWilliams/Davenport + 2003 USO SF Capriati/Henin-Hardenne
2005 Wimbledon Final Lindsay vs. Venus (Best quality match)
2003 Us Open Semifinal Justine vs. Capriati (Best drama match)

The matches you guys voted for are already through to the final poll, you may want to vote for some other matches? :)


Wimbly 05 and RG 2001

and USO semi 2004 :sobbing:
2001 Australian Open Quarterfinal; Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6
2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2
2005 YEC Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4
My favourite (Wimbledon final 2005) has already got the votes it needed so I would vote for this!

2005 Australian Open Semifinal; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 - 2 VOTES

I love the AO 2007 final too though, despite the scoreline I think it was a very compelling and dramatic match to watch...it had some really good tennis too. It was a different kind of drama.

The Miami 2007 final was great too!

And also the QF between Venus and JJ at last year's USO.
2001 FO F J Capriati def K Clijsters 1-6 6-3 12-10
2006 AO SF S Williams def M Sharapova 2-6 7-5 8-6 ( Maria wasted her chances:()
2007 YEC F J Henin def M Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3

2008 AO QF M Sharapova def J Henin 6-4 6-0 ( most exiting for me) but my vote goes the top 3


Which two do you guys want to vote for?

myvote: Lindsay vs Venus Wimbledon 05
Wimbledon 06 Momo vs Henin

others: clijsters seles in miami is not in the list and the great matches serana an monica had in toronto and LA I think it was 02

It was 2001. ;) I listed them.

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The list is updated. 6 matches are through to the final poll.

Ballbasher
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:57 AM
Miami SF 2002:Capriati-Seles
YEC F 2007:Henin-Sharapova

Calypso
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:30 AM
The ones I've watched on tv/tape:
-M.Seles def. S.Graf 1992 French Open Final, tape.
Excellent fighting spirit from both players. Despite some fluctuations in the quality of tennis, some of the rallies in this match were superb!

-M.Seles def. S.Graf 1993 Franch Open Final, tape.
High quality tennis from both girls, but lacks the drama of the end of the F.O '92 battle,Seles running out the 3rd set 6-2.

-V.Williams def. L.A.Davenport 2005 Wimbledon Final.
Another match of fluctuating quality, but Venus' fight back despite a slow start, breaking LD to love as she served for the match in the 2nd set, dramatically saving MP in 3rd set, Lindsay's 3rd set injury and gritty fight to the bitter end was compelling drama! I've never seen LD run ,and fight, so hard..

-S.Graf def. M.Navratilova 1988 Wimbledon final, tape. Excellent performance from Graf, she kept passing MN at will and every shot, including her BH topspin, was on the mark!

The two I vote for:
1. Venus def. L.Davenport,2005 Wimbledon, for the saved MP and drama..
2. Seles def. Graf 1992 F.O, for an exciting match where both players refused to lose without a fight, ending 10-8 in Monica's favor.

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:33 AM
The ones I've watched on tv/tape:
-M.Seles def. S.Graf 1992 French Open Final, tape.
Excellent fighting spirit from both players. Despite some fluctuations in the quality of tennis, some of the rallies in this match were superb!

-M.Seles def. S.Graf 1993 Franch Open Final, tape.
High quality tennis from both girls, but lacks the drama of the end of the F.O '92 battle,Seles running out the 3rd set 6-2.

-V.Williams def. L.A.Davenport 2005 Wimbledon Final.
Another match of fluctuating quality, but Venus' fight back despite a slow start, breaking LD to love as she served for the match in the 2nd set, dramatically saving MP in 3rd set, Lindsay's 3rd set injury and gritty fight to the bitter end was compelling drama! I've never seen LD run ,and fight, so hard..

-S.Graf def. M.Navratilova 1988 Wimbledon final, tape. Excellent performance from Graf, she kept passing MN at will and every shot, including her BH topspin, was on the mark!

The two I vote for:
1. Venus def. L.Davenport,2005 Wimbledon, for the saved MP and drama..
2. Seles def. Graf 1992 F.O, for an exciting match where both players refused to lose without a fight, ending 10-8 in Monica's favor.

It's the best matches of the century, which means that only matches from 2000 and upwards count. ;)

Calypso
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:45 AM
It's the best matches of the century, which means that only matches from 2000 and upwards count. ;)

This century?
Ooops, sorry, I thought you meant the last 100 years:lol:

That leaves me with:
1.Venus def. L.Davenport, 2005 Wimbledon Final
2.Capriati def. Hingis, 2002 A.O Final

Legend1
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:09 PM
2006 Wimbledon Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Justine Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4


2005 YEC Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4

Slutiana
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:12 PM
It's the best matches of the century, which means that only matches from 2000 and upwards count. ;)
This century started in 2001. :p

This millenium in 2000, but his century in 01

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:18 PM
This century?
Ooops, sorry, I thought you meant the last 100 years:lol:

That leaves me with:
1.Venus def. L.Davenport, 2005 Wimbledon Final
2.Capriati def. Hingis, 2002 A.O Final

I don't think we have many posters who remember the matches from the times of Lenglen etc. :lol:

Thanks, I'll update. :yeah:

This century started in 2001. :p

This millenium in 2000, but his century in 01

I know, but as year 2000 doesn't belong to last century either, I thought matches from 2000 deserved to be counted in this poll too. :p

.:sk:.
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:54 PM
2006 Miami Semifinal; Maria Sharapova def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret.

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:57 PM
2006 Miami Semifinal; Maria Sharapova def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret.

Tati fans really seem to like that match. :p

Updated. :yeah:

Dav.
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Not just Tati fans. :p

BTW, can I nominate without changing my vote?

If so, I'd like to nominate a few more

2000 FC: Dokic def Kournikova 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-3
2002 San Diego: Dokic def. Kournikova 6-7(6), 7-6(2), 6-0
2004 Berlin: Venus def. Sprem 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2004 Wimbledon: Venus def. Sprem 7-6(5), 7-6(6)

It's a bit late but I thought some people would like to vote for these after remembering them. :)

.:sk:.
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Tati fans really seem to like that match. :p

Updated. :yeah:

Yeah, it had a sad ending but until then it was a great fight :worship:

honeymo
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:19 PM
2006 Wimbledon Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Justine Henin 2-6 6-3 6-4


2005 YEC Final; Amélie Mauresmo def. Mary Pierce 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4

oh yes, I vote for both too...:p

LUXXXAS
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:27 PM
2005 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7
2000 US Open Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5

Slutiana
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Not just Tati fans. :p

BTW, can I nominate without changing my vote?

If so, I'd like to nominate a few more

2000 FC: Dokic def Kournikova 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-3
2002 San Diego: Dokic def. Kournikova 6-7(6), 7-6(2), 6-0
2004 Berlin: Venus def. Sprem 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2004 Wimbledon: Venus def. Sprem 7-6(5), 7-6(6)

It's a bit late but I thought some people would like to vote for these after remembering them. :)
It was Sprem def. Venus. :sobbing:

The berlin match was really good.

Vamos.
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:05 PM
I vote for:

2006 Wimbledon Final
2007 Miami Final

korben
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:17 PM
2003 US Open SF Henin def. Capriati 4-6 7-5 7-6 (4)
2004 Charleston 3rd round Mandula def. Capriati 7-6 (3) 3-6 7-5 :D

Dav.
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:24 PM
It was Sprem def. Venus. :sobbing:

The berlin match was really good.
Yeah, I wasn't paying attention when I typed that. I tried to edit but my computer wouldn't let me.

I love that match, though. I wish K-lina could play like that consistently. :sad:

Geisha
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:29 PM
I vote for these two:

2001 Australian Open QF - Martina Hingis def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 8-6
2000 US Open SF - Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5

Honorable mentions:

2005 Wimbledon F - Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6 9-7
2001 Miami F - Venus Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 4-6 6-1 7-6
2002 Miami F - Serena Williams def. Jennifer Capriati 7-5 7-6

iamme
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:33 PM
2007 YEC Final; Justine Henin def. Maria Sharapova 5-7 7-5 6-3 - 5 VOTES

my vote. the best match I've ever seen

Slutati
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Maria Sharapova def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret.
The ending was sad, but the match was fantastic :worship::inlove:

Viktymise
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:39 PM
My second nomination goes to, V.Williams - Sprem Berlin 04 SF.

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:40 PM
Not just Tati fans. :p

BTW, can I nominate without changing my vote?

If so, I'd like to nominate a few more

2000 FC: Dokic def Kournikova 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-3
2002 San Diego: Dokic def. Kournikova 6-7(6), 7-6(2), 6-0
2004 Berlin: Venus def. Sprem 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2004 Wimbledon: Venus def. Sprem 7-6(5), 7-6(6)

It's a bit late but I thought some people would like to vote for these after remembering them. :)

Sure, of course you can. :yeah:

I'll update the list now.

Freakan
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:44 PM
2002 San Diego Quarterfinal; Jelena Dokic def. Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-2 6-4

Adal
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Maria Sharapova def. Tatiana Golovin 6-3 6-7(5) 4-3 ret.
The ending was sad, but the match was fantastic :worship::inlove:
Your favourite match :inlove:

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:54 PM
We have 8 matches through to the final poll now, only two left. :)
Quite surprising for me that a match with a retirement(due to injury) made it. :eek: Maria vs Tati Miami 06. I didn't watch it myself, but I guess it must've been good.

Keep voting, guys. :yeah:

Slutati
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Your favourite match :inlove:
It was amaze, until Masha decided to break Tati's ankle :sobbing::o

AcesHigh
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:00 PM
:spit: at the 2007 YEC match. A match with that many errors and DF's pales in comparison to a lot of hte battles in 2000-2004.

Anyway, my vote goes for:
2005 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7
2000 US Open Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5

Direwolf
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:08 PM
2005 Wimbledon Final
00 USO Semis Hingis vs Venus

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:39 PM
2005 Wimbledon Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Maria Sharapova 7-6(2) 6-1 - 1 VOTE
2004 US Open Semifinal; Elena Dementieva def. Jennifer Capriati 6-0 2-6 7-6(5) - 2 VOTES

Freakan
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:46 PM
2002 Australian Open Final; Jennifer Capriati def. Martina Hingis 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2

chloe-l
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:53 PM
US Open 2003 SF: Justine def Capriati

Marshmallow
Jul 18th, 2008, 06:04 PM
When does voting begin?

soomaal
Jul 18th, 2008, 06:17 PM
2005 Wimbledon Final
2000 US Open Semi final Venus Williams - Martina Hingis
2008 Wimbledon Final

kinseh
Jul 18th, 2008, 06:32 PM
:spit: at the 2007 YEC match. A match with that many errors and DF's pales in comparison to a lot of hte battles in 2000-2004.

Anyway, my vote goes for:
2005 Wimbledon Final; Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-6(4) 9-7
2000 US Open Semifinal; Venus Williams def. Martina Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5

2005 Wimbledon Final
00 USO Semis Hingis vs Venus

US Open 2003 SF: Justine def Capriati

Those matches are already through to the final voting - you may want to vote for some other matches. :)

When does voting begin?

When we have 10 matches through to the final poll. Right now it's 9. ;)

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List updated. Another match through to the final poll. Which match will get the final spot? :D

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jul 18th, 2008, 06:57 PM
AO 2007 final

Shakira4000
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:10 PM
2004 Wimbledon Semifinal - Serena vs. Amelie :drool:

Do people not remember this match? I can't believe it hasn't qualified yet :o

spriwi
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:17 PM
ju def venus last year USO

Mashafaaaaan
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Henin def Sharapova 466164 OZ 2006
Serena def Sharapova 267586 (screams, shriek, evil look, fist pump, come on, everything in that match love it) :hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:
Venus def Davenport (Wimbledon final 2005)
Henin def Sharapova 577563 YEC Final.

Three defeats for Sharapova but very very great matches:drool:

wurzelman
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:05 PM
2007 Australian Open Final; Serena Williams def. Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-2

loved it

AcesHigh
Jul 19th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Those matches are already through to the final voting - you may want to vote for some other matches. :)

Can I change my vote?

LudwigDvorak
Jul 19th, 2008, 12:23 AM
I want to change my Wimbledon '05 vote to the '04 USO SF with Dementieva/Capriati.

azza
Jul 19th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Kriz Def Stosur

kinseh
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Can I change my vote?

Sure. :)

Kriz Def Stosur

Which match is that? :scratch:

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I'll update the list later. :wavey:

Mileen
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Without a doubt USO 2003 Semifinal, still referred to as one of the most beautiful matches ever.
YEC 2007 F was annoying, with Sharapova purposely taking too much of a time to serve :o The match itself did't really take that long.

E.Dementieva_FAN
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:23 PM
2004 US Open Semifinal; Elena Dementieva def. Jennifer Capriati 6-0 2-6 7-6(5)

Olórin
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Without a doubt US 2003 Semifinal, still referred to as one of the most beautiful matches ever.
YEC 2007 was annoying, with Sharapova purposely taking too much of a time to serve :o The match itself did't really take that long.

Who refers to that match as a beautiful match? I wouldn't call any match with Capriati beautiful, she normally hits as many errors as Venus and fewer winners.

I know I can't complain seeing as I wasn't here, but I can't believe no-one mentioned the USO 2001QF between Lindsay and Serena which is arguably one of the best tennis matches ever, let alone in that last eight years. Women's tennis at its peak.

Robert-KimClijst
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:37 PM
I don't see how that match between Golovin and Sharapova could be considered one of the 10 best matches of the century when it ended with Tatiana retiring and hobbling off the court with a broken ankle. :help: :scratch:

Olórin
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:40 PM
And Serena vs. Kim at the Oz Open isn't there, unless I missed it. I'm sorry I can't take this list seriously :help:

Dave.
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Who refers to that match as a beautiful match? I wouldn't call any match with Capriati beautiful, she normally hits as many errors as Venus and fewer winners.

I know I can't complain seeing as I wasn't here, but I can't believe no-one mentioned the USO 2001QF between Lindsay and Serena which is arguably one of the best tennis matches ever, let alone in that last eight years. Women's tennis at its peak.

Oh yes! :eek: :worship: Brilliant match, really huge breakthrough for Serena having lost her previous 4 GS quarter-finals.

Of course the Venus def. Lindsay 05 match is up there to. :yeah:

Regarding the Henin def. Capriati 03, Capriati may not play beautiful tennis but it sure is exciting. That match was a very exciting, dramatic match with a good level of quality. I know some people don't like the look of Jen's game but her style forced her opponents to play better and because of that she's been a part of many great matches over the years.

Olórin
Jul 19th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Regarding the Henin def. Capriati 03, Capriati may not play beautiful tennis but it sure is exciting. That match was a very exciting, dramatic match with a good level of quality. I know some people don't like the look of Jen's game but her style forced her opponents to play better and because of that she's been a part of many great matches over the years.

Jen is one of my favourite players to watch, and I think her rivalry with Serena is the best of this generation, but I just didn't agree with it being called a beautiful match. She's Scrappy Cappy, she's been part of so many exciting matches and the most exciting matches are rarely if ever all beauty :)

Serena vs. Linds 01 is on of the very rare exceptions :worship:

Matt01
Jul 19th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Who refers to that match as a beautiful match? I wouldn't call any match with Capriati beautiful, she normally hits as many errors as Venus and fewer winners.


:lol: Good one!

kinseh
Jul 19th, 2008, 06:23 PM
And we have our 10th match! '04 USO SF between Lena D and J-Cap. :yeah:

I'll make the final poll later today!

NO MORE VOTING!

Calypso
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:39 PM
I don't think we have many posters who remember the matches from the times of Lenglen etc. :lol:

Thanks, I'll update. :yeah:



I know, but as year 2000 doesn't belong to last century either, I thought matches from 2000 deserved to be counted in this poll too. :p

:lol:For some reason, I thought you were doing a tennis magazine-type poll of the best match over a really long span of time, and not the past 8 years; I doubt any of the editors at tennis mag were around to see matches played in the 50s:lol:!